Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will have a new skipper in 2022 as MS Dhoni handed over the baton to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday.
Dhoni has guided the popular franchise to four championships as captain, since the first IPL in 2008.
Jadeja has been in a purple patch in Test cricket off late and clinched the top spot of the International Cricket Council (ICC) all-rounder rankings.
CSK posted a video on Twitter to share Jadeja’s first reactions, after his announcement as the new skipper.
‘Feeling good, at the same time, I also have to fill in big boots. Mahi Bhai has already set a big legacy so I need to carry it forward,’ Jadeja said as he batted in the nets.
‘I do not need to worry too much because he is here. Mahi Bhai will be my go-to person. He was and he still is today. So, I am not worried, thank you for your wishes and love. Keep supporting us.’ he added.
CSK will be starting the tournament as favorites after beating KKR in the finals of the last IPL edition.
Dhoni, who many are seeing as winding down his career with this new announcement, will continue to play for the franchise, providing an advisory role for Jadeja.
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